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Putting flavour into fireworks!

13 May 2014

Campden BRI assisted food experience designers, Bompass and Parr in the risk assessment of the world's first ever multisensory firework display, which took place as part of the London 2014 New Year celebrations.

Fruity flavours were matched to different coloured fireworks with sensory elements including Seville orange flavoured bubbles, edible banana–flavoured confetti and clouds of fruity mists.

Under the guidance of Anton Alldrick, special projects manager at Campden BRI, a conceptual risk assessment was carried out to ensure that the proposed recipes for the sensory elements would cause no harm. This included using microbiology modelling software to assess safety. 

Once the event was confirmed as safe in principle and in order to verify the risk assessment, audits were performed of the manufacturing processes of the companies that were producing elements to be used in the display. 

A review of all their production documentation verified that they were following good manufacturing processes. Tests were carried out in the Cap den BRI laboratories to microbiologically analyse the mists and confetti used to ensure that the entire firework display was safe and risk-free for the enjoyment of the general public.

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